Scientific Sessions (updated June 5, 2012)

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Thursday, June 14, 2012
Meet-The-Expert
Funding Research in Low and Middle Income Countries: Strategies for Developing a Successful Grant Application
Organized by The Wellcome Trust
Thursday, June 14, 2012, 07:45 - 08:45hrs
  • Funding Research in Low and Middle Income Countries: Strategies for Developing a Successful Grant Application
    L. Bethke (United Kingdom)
    15thICID_Bethke.pdf (519 kB)
Meet-The-Expert
Rabies: New Knowledge, Controversies and Directions
Thursday, June 14, 2012, 07:45 - 08:45hrs
Plenary Lecture
The Future of Dengue
Thursday, June 14, 2012, 09:00 - 09:45hrs
Symposium
Fluoroquinolones: CAP, TB and the Importance of Differential Diagnosis
Supported by an Educational Grant from Bayer Pharma
Thursday, June 14, 2012, 10:15 - 12:15hrs
Symposium
Getting to Zero: Antiretrovirals as a Tool for Prevention
Supported in part by an Educational Grant from Gilead Sciences
Thursday, June 14, 2012, 10:15 - 12:15hrs
Symposium
Infectious Diseases in Marginalized Populations
The session is co-organized in cooperation with the Working Group WG-6 "Infections in Catastrophe" of the Federation of European Societies of Chemotherapy and Infectious Diseases, FESCI and ISC.
Thursday, June 14, 2012, 10:15 - 12:15hrs
Symposium
International Perspectives on Infection Control
Supported in part by an Educational Grant from 3M Infection Prevention Division
Thursday, June 14, 2012, 10:15 - 12:15hrs
  • Global Infection Control: A  U.S. Perspective on Health Care Associated Infections
    R. Wenzel (USA)
    15thICID_Wenzel.pdf (5.1 MB)
  • Infection Control to Curb Resistance in Asia
    W.H. Seto (China)
  • Implementing Infection Control in Resource Limited Settings
    G. Mehta (India)
  • Regional Differences Impacting Infection Control Practices
    B. Allegranzi (Switzerland)
Symposium
Preparing for the Successful Implementation of Dengue Vaccination
Supported by an Educational Grant from Sanofi Pasteur
Thursday, June 14, 2012, 10:15 - 12:15hrs

  • Introduction on the global dengue epidemiological burden
    T. Chotpitayasunondh (Thailand)
    15thICID_Chotpitayasunondh.pdf (3.1 MB)
  • Economic impact of dengue in South East Asia

    L. Yee Sin (Singapore)
  • Dengue vaccine late stage development update
    J. Lang (France)
  • Potential impact of dengue vaccination: A modeling approach
    E. Massad (Brazil)
  • Roadmap for successful dengue vaccine introduction
    R. Tapia-Conyer (Mexico)

Oral Presentations
Disease Surveillance
Thursday, June 14, 2012, 10:15 - 12:15hrs
  • Role of media scanning and verification system as a supplemental tool to disease outbreak detection & reporting under integrated disease surveillance project (IDSP)-India
    R. Sharma (INDIA)
  • From Taiwan’s experience to global prevention and control of pandemic influenza - surveillance, epidemiology and public health policies
    C.-C. King (TAIWAN, R.O.C.)
  • Age-stratified transmission dynamic models to assess severity of influenza pandemics in real-time
    L. Ponnambalam (SINGAPORE)
  • Geographic, gender, and age distribution of measles deaths in India: estimates from a nationally representative study of over 12000 child deaths
    S. Morris (CANADA)
  • Virus-specific incidence rates of hospitalization for severe acute respiratory infections among children aged <5 years in rural Bangladesh, 2010
    S. Nasreen (BANGLADESH)
  • The epidemiology of pneumonia in a birth cohort of children living on the Thai-Myanmar border
    C. Turner (THAILAND)
  • Spatial and temporal dynamics of dengue in southern Vietnam
    K. Anders (VIETNAM)
  • Dengue attack rate and proportion of asymptomatic infections in the Kampong Cham prospective community study, 2011: preliminary data
    S. LY (CAMBODIA)
  • Surveillance and characterisation of influenza among patients with influenza-like illness in Bali, Indonesia
    J. Rudge (THAILAND)
  • Travellers contribute largely to the epidemiology of influenza: a prospective study
    G. J. B. Sonder (NETHERLANDS)

Plenary Lecture
Killed Oral Cholera Vaccines: from Concept to Public Health Reality
Thursday, June 14, 2012, 14:30 - 15:15hrs

  • J. Clemens (Republic of Korea)
Symposium
Fungal Infection, Near and Far
Organized in Collaboration with the Infectious Diseases Association of Thailand (IDAT) and
Sponsored in part by an educational grant from Basilea Pharmaceutica
Thursday, June 14, 2012, 15:45 - 17:45hrs
Symposium
Major Drivers of Change in Global Infectious Diseases Epidemiology
Thursday, June 14, 2012, 15:45 - 17:45hrs
Symposium
NTDs in Asia and Pacific: Progress Towards Elimination and Control
Organized in Collaboration with SEARO
Thursday, June 14, 2012, 15:45 - 17:45hrs
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases Targeted for Elimination in South-East Asia - Progress so Far
    A. P. Dash (India)
    15thICID_Dash.pdf (1.1 MB)
  • Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis in Bangladesh - Critical Issues
    I. Hafiz (Bangladesh)
  • Schistosomiasis Control Program in China: Towards Elimination
    S.Z. Li (China)
    15thICID_Li.pdf (2.9 MB)
  • NTD Programs in the Western Pacific Region- Challenges and Opportunities
    L.A. Tuan (Philippines)
Symposium
Progress Towards the Prevention of Meningococcal Disease - A Global Public Health Concern
Supported by an Educational Grant from Novartis
Thursday, June 14, 2012, 15:45 - 17:45hrs

  • Welcome and Introduction
    L.M. Huang (Taiwan)
  • Meningococcal Disease: A Public Health Concern
    L. Harrison (USA)
  • Broadening Protection with a Conjugate Quadrivalent (ACWY) Meningococcal Vaccine
    T. Jadavji (Canada)
  • An Innovative Step in the Global Fight Against Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease
    A. Finn (United Kingdom)
  • Summary and Conclusion from the Session - A Call to Action
    L.M. Huang (Taiwan)
Symposium
Update on Hepatitis B
Thursday, June 14, 2012, 15:45 - 17:45hrs
  • Epidemiology and Natural Course of Chronic Viral hepatitis B in Asia
    S. Thongsawat (Thailand)
    15thICID_Thongsawat.pdf (2.5 MB)
  • Updates on Early Diagnosis and Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in HBV
    P. Komolmit (Thailand)
    15thICID_Komolmit.pdf (2.5 MB)
  • HBV-HEV Dual Infection and the Molecular Pathogenesis of Hepatitis E
    R.K. Ratho (India)
Oral Presentations
HIV and Tuberculosis
Thursday, June 14, 2012, 15:45 - 17:45hrs
  • RANKL and IL-6 plasma concentration among perinatally HIV-infected Thai adolescents receiving antiretroviral therapy
    C. Brukesawan (THAILAND)
  • HIV situation in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region bordering Thailand
    T. Apidechkul (THAILAND)
  • Co-infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis impairs HIV-specific CD8+ and CD4+ T cell functionality
    S. Chetty (SOUTH AFRICA)
  • Evaluation on the transport subsidy to poor tuberculosis patients in rural China
    Q. Zhao (CHINA)
  • Deaths of tuberculosis patients in urban China: a retrospective cohort study
    W. Wang (CHINA)
  • Detection of genomic mutations in katG, inhA and rpoB genes of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates using polymerase chain reaction and multiplex allele-specific polymerase chain reaction (MAS-PCR)
    A.D. Khosravi (IRAN)
  • Frequency and mutational patterns of multidrug resistance tuberculosis by MTBDRplus assay in Northern India
    A. K. Maurya (INDIA)
  • Longitudinal molecular epidemiological study of multidrug resistant TB and transition to extensively drug resistance in eastern rual China
    Y. Hu (CHINA)

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Friday, June 15, 2012
Meet-The-Expert
The Nuts and Bolts of Antimicrobial Stewardship
Friday, June 15, 2012, 07:45 - 08:45hrs
Meet-The-Expert
'Contagion' - The Reality. A One Health View of Emerging Infectious Diseases
Friday, June 15, 2012, 07:45 - 08:45hrs
Plenary Lecture
Infection Control
Friday, June 15, 2012, 09:00 - 09:45hrs
Symposium
Carbapenem Resistance
Organized in Collaboration with the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)
Friday, June 15, 2012, 10:15 - 12:15hrs
Symposium
Important Childhood Infectious Diseases and Vaccinations to Prevent Them
Supported by an Educational Grant from Sanofi Pasteur
Friday, June 15, 2012, 10:15 - 12:15hrs
  • Polio Eradication
    E. Vidor (France)
  • The Evolution of Pertussis Vaccines and Vaccination Programs
    D. Greenberg (USA)
  • Pentavalent & Hexavalent Combination Vaccines of Today & Tomorrow
    S. Madhi (South Africa)
Symposium
Hepatitis C: State of the Art
Friday, June 15, 2012, 10:15 - 12:15hrs
  • Hepatitis C: Asia-Pacific Perspective
    T. Piratvisuth (Thailand)
  • Treatment of Hepatitis C in 2012
    J. Koirala (USA)
    15thICID_Koirala.pdf (1.9 MB)
  • Management of Hepatitis C in HIV-Coinfected Patients
    J. Rockstroh (Germany)
  • Epidemiology of Hepatitis C Virus- Genotypes 1 Through 6 in Asia and the world"
    Y. Poovorawan (Thailand)
    15thICID_Poovorawan.pdf (3 MB)
Symposium
Pneumococcal Mucosal Infections, Interaction with Other Organisms and Pneumococcal Vaccines
Friday, June 15, 2012, 10:15 - 12:15hrs
  • Carriage of S. pneumoniae and Related Respiratory Pathogens Post PCV Implementation
    E. Sanders (Netherlands)
    15thICID_Sanders.pdf (2.7 MB)
  • Density of Carriage - Can it Predict Pneumonia?
    K. Klugman (USA)
    15thICID_Klugman.pdf (2.5 MB)
  • S. pneumoniae and Viruses: Do We Know Everything?
    M. Mina (USA)
Symposium
Typhoid Fever
Organized in Collaboration with the Coalition against Typhoid (CaT)
Friday, June 15, 2012, 10:15 - 12:15hrs
Oral Presentations
Hot Topics in Infectious Diseases
Friday, June 15, 2012, 10:15 - 12:15hrs
  • The last phase of dracunculiasis eradication in Ethiopia, 1994-2011
    G. E. Yembo (ETHIOPIA)
  • Redox metabolism of Leishmania parasite: Ideal target for drug development against leishmaniasis
    A. Shukla (INDIA)
  • Multiple mitochondrial introgression events and heteroplasmy in Trypanosoma cruzi revealed by maxicircle MLST and next generation sequencing
    L. Messenger (UNITED KINGDOM)
  • Community level day-3 positive surveillance of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Cambodia
    C. Say (CAMBODIA)
  • Mapping drug-resistant malaria in western Cambodia through 28-day case follow-up
    K. Soy Ty (CAMBODIA)
  • Strengthening surveillance to assess the burden of leishmaniasis in Afghanistan
    E. Vuolo (AFGHANISTAN)
  • Potential adverse outcomes of maintenance intravenous fluid in adult dengue without plasma leakage: an observational cohort study
    A. Cook (SINGAPORE)
  • Concurrent brucellosis and Q fever infection: a case control study in Bamyan Province, Afghanistan in 2011
    K.M.I. Saeed (AFGHANISTAN)
  • Encephalitis syndrome: Look for autoimmune causes
    A. Saraya (THAILAND)
  • Reducing risk of emerging infectious diseases in Bangladesh through ecohealth
    D. Hall (CANADA)
Plenary Lecture
Treating Hepatitis B in 2012
Friday, June 15, 2012, 14:30 - 15:15hrs
Symposium
Antibiotic Stewardship: Different Challenges in Different Countries
Organized in collaboration with the Japanese Association of Infectious Diseases (JAID)
Friday, June 15, 2012, 15:45 - 17:45hrs
Symposium
Delivering HIV Treatment and Care in Limited Resource Settings
Supported in part by an Educational Grant from Gilead Sciences
Friday, June 15, 2012, 15:45 - 17:45hrs
  • Delivering HIV Treatment & Care in Resource Limited Settings - Therapeutic Mobile Units
    F.X. Mbopi Keou (Cameroon)
    15thICID_Mbopi Keou.pdf (1.6 MB)
  • New Diagnostic Tools for Monitoring Antiretroviral Therapy in Resource Limited Settings
    S. Crowe (Australia)
    15thICID_Crowe.pdf (1.8 MB)
  • Management of Antiretroviral-Therapy Failure in Resource-Limited Settings
    K. Ruxrungtham (Thailand)
  • HIV Drug Resistance Testing in Asia - Is it Time?
    S. Sungkanuparph (Thailand)
Symposium
Facing the Challenges of Malaria
Organized in collaboration with The Lancet
Friday, June 15, 2012, 15:45 - 17:45hrs
  • Emerging Drug Resistance
    A. Dondorp (Thailand)
    15thICID_Dondorp.pdf (2.8 MB)
  • Progress Towards Effective Malaria Vaccination
    C. Ockenhouse (USA)
  • A Future Without Malaria?
    Y. Yuthavong (Thailand)
  • Update on Management of Severe Malaria
    S. Mishra (India)
Symposium
Initiatives for the Control of Infectious Diseases
Friday, June 15, 2012, 15:45 - 17:45hrs
Symposium
Update on Influenza
Friday, June 15, 2012, 15:45 - 17:45hrs
  • Human and Animal Epidemiology of Influenza in South-East Asia
    T. Chotpitayasunondh (Thailand)
  • Clinical Features and Pathogenesis of H5N1 Influenza in Humans
    T.T. Hien (Vietnam)
    15thICID_Hien.pdf (927 kB)
  • Newer Influenza Antivirals and Biotherapeutics
    F. Hayden (USA)
  • Seasonal, Pandemic, and Inter-Pandemic Vaccines
    L. Jennings (New Zealand)
    15thICID_Jennings.pdf (1.8 MB)
Oral Presentations
New Developments in Viral Diseases
Friday, June 15, 2012, 15:45 - 17:45hrs
  • Viral pathogenicity requires a multipronged strategy to combat the innate immune response
    G. Moseley (AUSTRALIA)
  • High mobility group box I protein (HMGB-I) as an early diagnostic biomarker of acute liver injury in patients with hepatitis E
    M. Majumdar (INDIA)
  • RNAi therapeutics for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus infection
    D. Lewis (USA)
  • CD4+CD25+ T regulatory cells, chronic liver disease and role in immunotherapy of HBV related hepatocellular cancer
    N. Trehanpati (INDIA)
  • Ten year follow up of treatment of Hepatitis C in intravenous drug users
    J. Farley (CANADA)
  • Epidemiological significance of non-glycosylated Asn residues found in the hemagglutinin protein of the H1N1 influenza virus from 1918 to 2012
    M. Cueno (JAPAN)
  • Nucleic acid-based drugs against the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus infection
    J. Wong (CANADA)
  • SARS-Coronavirus ancestor's foot-prints in Thai bat colonies and the refuge theory: a phylogeography perspective
    M. Le Gouil (FRANCE)
  • Outbreak of dengue fever in northeastern Kenya, 2011
    M. Obonyo (KENYA)
  • First multicentre evaluation of serological and molecular diagnostic assays for Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever
    J. Vanhomwegen (FRANCE)
  • Safety and immunogenicity of INV21, an inactivated vaccine candidate for the prevention of hand, foot and mouth disease caused by enterovirus 71
    P. Tambyah (SINGAPORE)
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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Meet-the-Expert
Science and Technology Objectives in Global Biosurveillance
Saturday, June 16, 2012, 07:45 - 08:45hrs
  • A. Rudolph (USA)
Plenary Lecture
Finding a Cure for HIV: The Need for Science, Collaboration and Advocacy
Saturday, June 16, 2012, 09:00 - 09:45hrs
Symposium
Eliminating Visceral Leishmaniasis from the South-East Asia Region: Prospects and Opportunities
Organized in Collaboration with WHO/SEARO
Saturday, June 16, 2012, 10:15 - 12:15hrs

Encephalitis: Panel Discussion and Interactive Case Studies
Saturday, June 16, 2012, 10:15 - 12:15hrs
Symposium
Infectious Issues in Transplantation
Organized in Collaboration with the Pan American Association for Infectious Diseases (API0
Saturday, June 16, 2012, 10:15 - 12:15hrs
  • The Pre-Transplant Evaluation
    N. Smitasin (Singapore)
    15thICID_Smitasin.pdf (419 kB)
  • Donor Derived Infections
    G. Reid (USA)
  • State of the Art: Transplantation in HIV Infected Individuals
    M. Brito (USA)
  • Common Respiratory Viral Infections
    L. Kaiser (Switzerland)
    15thICID_Kaiser.pdf (1.3 MB)
Symposium
Major Vaccine Issues
Saturday, June 16, 2012, 10:15 - 12:15hrs
Symposium
MRSA: Keeping Up With the Evolving Pathogen
Organized in Collaboration with the International Society of Chemotherapy (ISC)
Saturday, June 16, 2012, 10:15 - 12:15hrs
Plenary Lecture
Confronting TB in the Era of HIV
Saturday, June 16, 2012, 14:30 - 15:15hrs
Symposium
Acute Febrile Illness in the Tropics
ISID Member Symposium. Sponsored in part by an educational grant from the Infectious Diseases Service, Geneva University Hospital.
Saturday, June 16, 2012, 15:45 - 17:45hrs
Symposium
Coinfections in HIV
Saturday, June 16, 2012, 15:45 - 17:45hrs
  • The Role of Coinfections in HIV Epidemic Trajectory and Positive Prevention
    R. Barnabas (USA)
    15thICID_Barnabas.pdf (631 kB)
  • Hepatitis B Coinfection: Implications for Management
    A.  Avihingsanon (Thailand)
  • HPV and HIV Coinfection
    N. Phanuphak (Thailand)
    15thICID_Phanuphak.pdf (737 kB)
  • Syphilis and HIV: Problem and Prevention
    J.T. Lau (China)
Symposium
Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases
Saturday, June 16, 2012, 15:45 - 17:45hrs
  • Innate Immune Recognition and Response to Pathogens
    S. Akira (Japan)
  • Malaria and Innate Immunity
    D. Golenbock (USA)
    15thICID_Golenbock.pdf (3.6 MB)
  • Stimulation of Macrophage Innate Immunity to Prevent Human Mycobacterial Disease
    O. Stendahl (Sweden)
    15thICID_Stendahl.pdf (1.9 MB)
  • Relationship Between the Innate Immune System and the Acquired Immune System: Implications for Vaccine Development
    K. Rock (USA)
Symposium
The Challenge of Pediatric Tuberculosis in Low and Middle Income Countries
ISID Member Symposium. Sponsored in part by an educational grant from the Infectious Diseases Service, Geneva University Hospital.
Saturday, June 16, 2012, 15:45 - 17:45hrs
  • Epidemiology, Clinical Manifestations, and Diagnostic Challenges of Pediatric TB
    C. Sreeramareddy (Malaysia)
    15thICID_Sreeramareddy.pdf (2.2 MB)
  • Update on Laboratory Diagnosis of Pediatric TB: New and More Rapid Methods
    C. Mukhopadhyay (India)
  • Programmatic Barriers, Current Treatment and Control Strategies for Pediatric TB
    M. Rahman (Bangladesh)
    15thICID_Rahman1.pdf (2.1 MB)
  • Pitfall and Challenges in Clinical Management of Childhood TB
    K. Chokephaibulkit (Thailand)
    15thICID_Chokephaibulkit.pdf (1.5 MB)
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